Sony’s game division posted some fantastic numbers for Q2 2014. In total, Sony shipped 3.3 million PS4s and 800,000 PS3s during the period between April-September, a lot more than Microsoft’s 2.4 million Xboxs and Nintendo’s 1.12 million Wii Us. The game division revenues rose 84% compared to Q2 2013, earning Sony ¥309.5 billion ($2.77 billion). Overall, the division is looking at a ¥21.8 billion operating profit ($195.5 million).
The news wasn’t all rosy for the Japanese company. Their handheld division, comprised of the PS Vita, PSP, and PlayStation TV, only shipped 700,000 mark. That’s 100,000 less than in 2013. Of course, the PlayStation TV only just launched in North America and Europe so we have yet to see if that will have any impact on sales in Q3. While the PS Vita is doing great in Japan, it has failed to make in impact in North America or Europe due to a limited library of Western games. At this point, we’re not sure if Sony can turn it around.
It was also bad news for Sony as a whole. Despite the games division making a profit, the rest of the company isn’t doing so hot. In Q2 alone Sony lost ¥136 billion ($1.22 billion), and is expecting to lose ¥230 billion by March 31, 2015; the end of the Fiscal Year. Sony has already sold is VAIO PC line, and it may have to look at cutting more divisions in order to make up the losses.